Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Secret Sox

I know I haven't posted for a while but I have been busy, its a beggar when life gets in the way of your knitting!!! However I have managed to knit 3 pairs of sox, 2 of which are "secret sox" for my secret pals!, and are pictured here. The other pair is for myself (I think) and I forgot to take a picture of them, so will post them later! (Must have had a senior moment!!!!)

The first pair of sox are knitted on 64 stitches on 2.5mm bamboo dpns and knitted in Lana Grossa Meilenweit Multieffekt from Italy, 80% virgin wool and 20% polymide. The pattern is a pattern I really like and have used on several occasions, it came free with Opal sock yarn.

These ones are also knitted by casting on 64 stitches on 2.5mm bamboo dpns and knitted in Opal Traumfanger from Germany, 75% virgin wool and 25% polymide. The pattern is ribbed lace which I found in "Sensational Knitted Socks" by Charlene Schurch , the heel flap is knitted in "Eye of partridge" stitch and gives a double thickness to the heel area.
(I think that traumfanger is the pattern of the yarn, but it is difficult when the lable is written in german and you can't read it!!!)

Here is a close up of the ribbed lace stitch, which I really quite like.It has 24 rows to each repeat.


Susann said...

Traumfänger translates to dreamcatcher and is indeed the pattern.

The lace pattern is lovely.

turtlegirl76 said...

That's a beautiful lace pattern. I'll have to find it in the book and try it out.

gourdongirl said...

Thankx for the translation Susann, knew I could rely on you!

Susann said...

Glad I could help. The patterns resembles the Pomatomus pattern a bit, doesn't it?